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Who is Daniel Smith

This Preview will bring you up to speed about a decade-long, Federal-storm-trooper assault on a humble, caring soul who sought only to help disease-stricken fellow humans worldwide.

Why Daniel Smith has become a hero for tens of thousands of suffering people throughout the globe: Daniel founded Project Green Life (PGL), an alternative health association that made the first professional grade MMS (Master Mineral Solution)  ~ making it available in over 160 countries between 2007 and 2011.

Out of the blue the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) began warning Daniel that they wanted the distribution of MMS to stop - immediately. Following legal consultation, Daniel wrote the FDA explaining how MMS was improving the health of multitudes around the world and asked them why they were making this demand. Silence. Daniel sent the document again. Continued silence. Daniel repeated a third time.

Rather than responding, the FDA initiated a year-long clandestine reconnaissance mission for the purpose of secretly securing search and seizure warrants aimed at putting PGL out of business in one fail swoop. It became obvious that this pursuit by the FDA was another example of a plethora of similar militant assaults on other Alternative Health companies and practitioners and in truth was a part of the agency's ongoing war against health freedom. In Daniel’s case they threatened him with 38 years in a Federal prison figuring Daniel would immediately close Project Green Life and thus block the distribution of MMS ever again.

Even though hundreds of users of MMS wrote the FDA declaring praises for the efficacy of MMS the FDA continued and intensified their unconstitutional actions. Daniel was arrested and charged with six felonies along with his wife and two employees. For what you ask? Helping people to get well.

Following a mockery of a trial in which Daniel was forbidden by the Judge to put on a defense he was convicted and sentenced to 51 months in a Federal Penitentiary. Even with this travesty-of-justice punishment the Prosecutor argued with the Judge demanding Daniel be sentenced to Life in Prison.

As you look through this fact-filled blog (StandByDaniel.com) you’ll suspect a scheming collusion between the FDA and gigantic International Pharmaceutical entities. Daniel was portrayed as a conniving, evil, greedy Snake-Oil profiteer. One Federal employee even said, "I consider you a Domestic Terrorist!" Really? C’mon. Get real.

Truth is stranger than fiction. Right? This blog ~ StandByDaniel.com ~ will answer this query.

A Special Request from Daniel Smith

Daniel Smith Asks: Please Help Me...If You Can

Daniel’s three years of being in SeaTac Federal Detention Center is finally coming to an end. He earned early release because of his superb behavior. So on July 2nd Daniel will exit the Prison and enter a Halfway House in Spokane for five (5) weeks. He’ll be able to have visits with his family.

In mid-August he’ll be sent home wearing an ankle monitor. For five (5) months he’ll have a set curfew while enjoying some free movement around Spokane.

We all had hoped, wanted, dreamed and prayed for this release!    IT IS ONLY 21 DAYS FROM TODAY. FREEDOM!!!

This freedom creates an urgent need. Daniel needs help with the high cost of re-entry. A job to support his family, rent, insurances, transportation, health care, food, etc. Several of you folks made payments on his huge Court fine...but a chunk still remains of that for him to pay.

Will the Justice System help with his finances? The Justice Department says they designed programs to assist felons to re-enter society. But they were underfunded meaning that now zero grants are available in most states including Washington. Further the Department warns against seeking help from would-be-private groups...as scams abound.

So Daniel needs our help...now...more than ever before. And knowing how you folks have stepped up to the plate over & over again I’m more-than confident you’ll do so again. Your past sacrificial giving, continuous encouragement and earnest prayers deeply touched Daniel and were (and are) appreciated beyond expression. The caliber of your heart for caring and providing for this dedicated man is beyond measure!

Daniel requests two (2) things.

(1) Please consider a one-time boost in your giving so he can succeed in starting his life all over again. It is tough for a felon to make it on the outside, but this courageous, sacrificial man will not be denied. Believe it. He is a proven winner!!

(2) Please encourage family & friends to participate ~ a GoFundMe site has been started to help Daniel. Please share this link: http://gofundme.com/dad-deserves-a-fresh-new-start

Daniel’s Heartfelt message from Prison

Dear Friends & Family,

Just a quick note to let you know that finally, after three years, I am less than four weeks from walking out of prison! I'll be going to a halfway house first, for about five weeks, and then home-confinement for five months. I am through the moon, to say the least, trying now just to make the most of the time I have left to contemplate and consolidate all I've learned along the way. Its been an unforgettable journey of self-awakening that would not have been the same without your deeply touching support of myself and family along the way. I'll write again as I get closer to the door, but in the meantime, I just wanted to stop ... and thank each and every one of you with this little song: "How Sweet It Is" -- as performed by Julia Stone. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LUGIUbdJkKk

With all my Love,
Daniel


Please look at a powerful new Stand By Daniel video: https://vimeo.com/273235005/f9e92a74bc

From a special supporter, "Ask your readers to exercise their positive power of intention in Daniel’s favour. It can and does work."

For Those Who Can Help

Any assistance can best be sent through PayPal’s Send Money. When PayPal asks for the email to which your donation is to be sent, simply type (copy & paste does not work) ~ ~ either type:

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If you prefer to send your donation conventionally: USPS, UPS, FedEx, etc. please send it to:
Larry Smith 9208 NE Highway 99, Suite 107-165 Vancouver, WA 98665-8986.  This "suite" is simply a type of a post office box - with a street address.

Please Note: It is not possible for Daniel to have his own bank account  ~ that’s why, I his father, receive it for him. To be deposited for Daniel’s and his family’s use it needs to be made out to Larry Smith.

With Gratitude & Thankfulness
Larry Smith
Daniel’s Father

 

 

 

Daniel Smith | May Update


May 21, 2018

The Supremes Have Daniel’s Final Appeal

Daniel’s Lawyer, who has been rejected in every effort to get Daniel’s conviction overturned, sent the final appeal May 4th. It was electronically submitted to the highest court in America: The Supreme Court. The frantic, endless and exhausting work is now done. It is now in a wait-and-see status as the Supremes receive around 8,000 petitions annually...but only consider about 80.

Questions From Supporters

"Why keep trying? The odds are stacked against Daniel."
If you were innocent and yet convicted wouldn’t you almost rather die than give up?

"Since Daniel is likely going to a halfway house this Summer won’t that make his efforts moot?"
It is just the opposite: would you rather face 4 more years of penal monitoring and forever bearing the moniker Felon...or have the guilty verdict thrown out?

"Should I keep hoping and praying about this final appeal?"
Ponder: Years back ~ a town in Oregon state elected its mayor by a whopping difference of one vote. One vote elected a mayor. Your one prayer has crucial value: "The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and wonderful results." (TLB)

Daniel’s Heartfelt message from Prison

Dear Friends & Family,

This month will mark three years in prison. Being only 48 years old, that's still only a small percentage of my life, and I'm grateful for all of it! I marvel at the whole journey.

I'll never forget three years ago -- almost to the day, on the eve of trial -- I received a call from my federal defender who said the government was offering a last minute "plea deal". They said if I would plead "guilty" to two counts of "felony misbranding" they would drop all other charges. However, they couldn't give me any idea what my sentence would look like or when I would have to begin serving it. I immediately saw two problems with this:

The first problem was I couldn't imagine telling a lie just to guarantee a lesser sentence. I knew this was a defining moment. Not only had I not "misbranded" MMS, I certainly hadn't done so with intent to defraud or mislead, and I wasn't about to stand up and swear I had, even if it meant less time in the pokey. What is a little more freedom if I have to live the rest of my life with a lie? The idea of being strong-armed to make the Government's job easier coupled with the tactics used to extort lesser pleas from my friends and family made me all the more resolved.

But the biggest problem was my daughter, Sabrielle, who was turning 11 that week -- the week of trial. I had already acquired, as a surprise, backstage tickets to a sold-out show of her favorite artist, Lindsey Stirling. I feared it might be our last Dad/Daughter Date Night in awhile and I couldn't bear to miss it. I subsequently rejected the Government's offer.

That weekend, after the prosecutor rested his case, after my federal defender rested without presenting a defense solely "for lack of preparation", after I was refused an opportunity to present my own defense in his stead, after the jury was sent home for the weekend before making its decision, I just put everything out of my mind and took my daughter to dinner and a concert.

I'll never forget it. She wore a brand new dress she and her mother had picked out that week for the occasion. It was a shimmering silvery-blue dress with blue sparkles that matched her eyes. I'll never forget how she lit up when she realized who everyone was standing in line to see that night. She had no idea Lindsey was even in town and hadn't bothered to look at the reader board when we parked.

We hurried past the line, showed our passes and disappeared backstage where we got our picture taken with Lindsey and sat for a private unplugged session. Lindsey did a Q&A with the few of us there. It was inspiring, but I'll never forget the concert... how Sabby leaned forward on the edge of her seat the whole night, her eyes as wide as saucers, just taking it all in, the whole stage on fire as Lindsey danced across it playing her violin. It was unforgettable pure magic.

I don't regret my decision for a minute. Had I "pled guilty" we would not likely have shared this memory and I would've gone to prison anyway in exchange for a lie.

This Monday, the 21st of May, Sabby turns 14. I can't wait to see her when I finally walk out the door. She's three years older now and becoming quite the young lady. This week she traveled across the state with her classmates to sit for opening arguments in a case pertaining to charter schools before the Washington State Supreme Court.

I think for this month, I'll dedicate, to all of you, Sabby's favorite Lindsey Stirling song: "Elements":
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEDxTbwr6ic

 Also, for those who enjoy Circque shows with silk routines, here is a video of our "younger" Sabby "On the Silks" in 2013:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1B6CK_c4hs

Our petition for review by the U.S. Supreme Court was submitted on May 4, 2018. I'm told the Court grants review of less than 1% of the petitions it receives. Please send your prayers and good vibes. For now, we wait.

In closing, thank you from the depths of my heart for your continued love and support of my family.

With Love, Light, Laughter & Limitlessness!

Daniel


How Dad Views Daniel

Today Daniel has been in custody for 5 full years. Two (2) years house arrest before his trial and three (3) years in a Federal Prison following his conviction. Thus this caring, compassionate and giving man, whom we all know was innocent and whose purpose in life was to help others, was quarantined by the "Justice" System. But...finally... a change is on the horizon!!

Summer 2018 is almost here and there’s a light ahead in the tunnel. The light is not an incoming train ~ it is Freedom!

If the Justice System keeps its word ~ my Son is to be released to a halfway house near his home in Spokane ~ sometime in July and shortly thereafter to his family home. This brings great joy, sad memories and colossal needs.

Great Joy: I am ecstatic that he will breathe fresh air every day, squeeze his beloved wife and daughter, visit family and friends, and maybe stop at a Starbucks on the way to another concert with his daughter.

Sad Memories: I’ve never been a grudge carrier so I can only be disappointed that the Federal Prosecutor wanted to crucify Daniel...sending him to life in prison. Even worse was when Daniel’s attorney stood and said, "Your honor my client is furious but I have decided to not put on a defense."

Her honor smiled and said, "Bring in the jury." I’ll never forget how Daniel stood and pled with her to "allow me to present my defense...I have people ready to testify...sitting here." Brusquely she thundered, "Denied." Daniel then requested he be returned to home custody until his appeal (filed that very day) was heard by the 9th Circuit Appelate Court. Her response was even faster: "Denied."

So, instead of sending him to home confinement, where he had spent the two (2) prior years, she had deputies immediately remove and cast him into the Courthouse jail. In her lightning hurry she denied each of us from hugging him goodbye. So, unable to even glance our way, he was rushed out of the courtroom ~ having been deprived of true justice and his Constitutional right to defend himself.

Five (5) months later, it was disheartening to watch what the Judge did, at his sentencing hearing. I handed her a 5,000-signature petition in which worldwide supporters begged her to not sentence Daniel to prison. She opened the bound petition and read only one comment and then slammed it shut...and immediately sentenced Daniel. Unbelievable! She ignored more than 5,000 supporters.

Yes, these memories are very sad to me. Yet I know my Lord used Daniel to help scores of Inmates, kept his heart optimistic...if not even cheerful and employed you supporters to place a canopy of love and care over him.

Colossal Needs: Sometime in July when Daniel transitions to Spokane he’ll face a herculean task that most of us would stress over if in his shoes. "I’m a felon now. Who will employ me? How do I earn a living to support my family, finish paying the balance of the large Court fine, walk a strictly straight and narrow path to please the probation officer...for four (4) full years, and somehow help others as they so desperately need someone to do?" Doesn’t it seem to you that for Daniel this will be like starting life all over again?

I’ve never overstated the financial help Daniel’s ordeal has required. But with this albatross of obligations ~ help is sorely needed now. After all, he and his family’s needs will continue while he remains in prison. Then when he is released it may take days, weeks and more likely tough months before he can adequately support his family. I firmly believe that we’ll all gather together to support him through this rebuilding time.

And for those who can help Daniel at this crucial time...

Any assistance can best be sent through PayPal’s Send Money. When PayPal asks for the email to which your donation is to be sent, simply type (copy & paste does not work) ~ ~ either type:

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Some find it even simpler to just click the PayPal logo below:
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If you prefer to send your donation conventionally: USPS, UPS, FedEx, etc. please send it to:
Larry Smith 9208 NE Highway 99, Suite 107-165 Vancouver, WA 98665-8986.
(This "suite" is simply a type of a post office box - with a street address).

Please Note: It is not possible for Daniel to have his own bank account while in prison ~ that’s why, I his father, receive it for him. To be deposited for Daniel’s and his family’s use it needs to be made out to Larry Smith.

Future Daniel Updates: I’ll continue to send Updates to you regularly (health allowing)  knowing you folks love Daniel and want to be kept informed. Surprise ahead. Daniel doesn't know yet but in September Daniel & Dad have tickets for a concert. Not just a concert but an incredible concert. Finally we can sit together again...the first time in over half a decade ~ and feast our souls as a gospel icon: David Phelps enthralls the audience. Here’s a link to get a taste of what we’re anticipating:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gGa1w_bnvM
(More than 1,999,219 have viewed this song. PS: tickets are still available! :)

Well its time to thank you for listening to an old man’s remembrances but before I stop let me humbly thank the Lord and express: I will ever admire and love my devout Son as I am positive " ...all that happens to us is working for our good if we love God and are fitting into his plans." (Rom. 8:28, TLB)

With Gracious Thankfulness

Larry Smith
Daniel’s Father

 

 

 

Daniel Smith | April Update


April 16, 2018

There's Just One Final Appeal Left For Daniel

2017 & 2018 were years when Daniel was told, "it is DENIED," in each Appeal Hearing by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. In a few weeks Daniel's Attorney will file the last possible appeal** ~ with the United States Supreme Court. It is hoped the Supreme Court Justices will overturn Daniel's conviction or order a new trial. We are praying the next news Daniel hears is: "it is OVERTURNED... defendant is released from custody." (** Technically Supreme Court appeals are called: a Petition for Certiorari).

President Trump?  Some ask: "Why not ask President Trump to set Daniel free?" Well, we have done that...actually several times...even to the 1st Lady and other White House staff. Previously we did the same with President Obama. Each attempt had thousands of supporters whose signed petitions were included. Result: NO RESPONSE.

Note:

A review by the United States Supreme Court is not an easy thing to acquire, but as Daniel said last month, "and by grace we may prevail." A recent news video of the storage section of the Supreme Court building showed huge stacks of these Petitions for Certiorari. Then an Aide said, "We receive about 8,000 appeals each year and we are only able to consider 80." 80 out of 8,000.
What are the odds? We're asking for divine intervention.

documents

8,000 of these Petitions for Certiorari are received by the Supreme Court each year.  But they only consider 80 of these!

Daniel's Heartfelt Message From Prison

April - 2018.

Dear Friends & Family,

Greetings to everyone from SeaTac Federal Detention Center.  =)  Next month will mark three years in prison!  Already another month has gone by, which brings me closer to my family ... and to freedom.

Many of you have written and asked about my time here, so I will begin with that.

First, I am very blessed with a special position which allows me to drive inmates to various medical and release locations and also to work as an orderly for the prison's administration.  I am grateful for the trust that is given me, which affords the rare opportunity to get outside and feel the wind and sun on my face, and always leaves me feeling renewed.

While behind the prison's walls I like to read, write, and meditate (and play some chess).  I also like to walk laps (21 laps make a mile).  I meditate daily, although the noise can make it difficult.  I have read well over 100 non-fiction books -- mostly of a spiritual, scientific, or esoteric nature -- some several times -- and I listen to music on my Mp3 player that is available for download through the prison's TRULINCS system.

Music is such an integral part of my soul.  It helps me stay grounded and mentally "away" from here.  I usually dedicate a song to all of you every month, but I would love to hear some of your suggestions.  I like all kinds of music.  The system doesn't carry everything, but I am often surprised with what they do have.

A few people have written and suggested I write a book.  Its seems there are enough books about MMS and it doesn't feel indicated to dwell on the past, prison life, or political issues.  That leaves only my inner journey, one of learning to allow, relinquish and release, getting to know my own soul; one I would be happy to share.  If this is something that interests you, please let me know.

An update on the case: my attorney is still working on our petition to the U.S. Supreme Court.  We have narrowed down what we believe are our most "cert-worthy" issues, including the appellate court's denial of the right to a meaningful appeal and the district court's denial of the right to present a defense at trial.  The other issues are more legal and complex.  The petition is due on May 7, 2018.  By this time next month it should already be filed.

I never watch much television here but they played two of my favorite movies this week: Braveheart and The Lion King.  I was reminded of the message I have always loved from Braveheart: that no matter what we're facing, our hearts are always free; we just have to have the courage to follow them.  Indeed, every man dies, but not every man truly lives.

Then there is "The Lion King", a beautiful story of Manifest Sonship or, as some would call it, the hero's journey.  A favorite part is where Mufasa reminds Simba that he is his father's son and must take his rightful place in the kingdom.  Some of you will remember the line from the movie: "Remember who you are."  This was the first thing I saw scrawled on a jail cell wall when first arrested in 2013.  It was a great kindness in a terrifying moment, a gentle reminder that we are all on the hero's journey, destined to realize we are all Sons and Daughters of the Most High.

I didn't think I'd have a song to share this month but this portion of my letter compels me to share "Circle of Life", performed by Lebo M. and Carmen Twillie, followed by "Who You Say I Am", by Hillsong.   I hope you will pull them up and have a listen with me.

Carmen Twillie, Lebo M. - Circle Of Life

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GibiNy4d4gc

Circle of Life
--
"From the day we arrive on the
planet and blinking step into the sun,
there's more to see than can ever be seen,
more to do than can ever be done.

There's far too much to take in here,
more to find than can ever be found.
But the sun rolling high through the safire sky,
Keeps great and small on the endless round.

It's the Circle of Life,
and it moves us all...
through despair and hope,
through faith and love,
'til we find our place...
on the path unwinding...
In the Circle ... the Circle of Life."
     
Hillsong - Who You Say I Am

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKw6uqtGFfo

May we all "re-member" who we are ... through all the despair, the faith, hope and love...  May we find our way in our bid to return to Source and awaken that divine destiny of Sonship that sleeps within us all.

My family and I remain ever-blessed by your continued companionship - your prayers and support.  Thank you, from the deepest parts of our hearts, for your love, your friendship, your prayers, donations, and words of encouragement, without which we would never know such great depths of hope and love.

With Love, Light, Laughter & Limitlessness!
Daniel


Dad's Concerns

This week has been traumatic as we had a death in the family (my wife's Mother). The hundreds of miles to the Hospice and days watching her struggles has been exhausting and emotionally draining. Thus I'm trying to not forget to include all-important concerns for you awesome folks. As briefly as possible:  (1) You're receiving this in Tax Payment week. I pray this won't diminish too much your gracious donation for Daniel and his family. (2)  It appears Daniel will be released to a halfway house in Spokane this Summer, Lord Willing. AWESOME news. This becomes of URGENT concern as his family is forced to make costly preparations for him...as he'll be able to likely go home on weekends and then after a month or two be released to the family home. So they're moving to a larger apartment, need additional furnishings, provisions, food, personal necessities, etc.  A handful of Supporters have sent some of the financial help already...for which I thank them so much.  Still there are many needs that need to be met.

For you Supporters who can help with these urgent needs and his continued support for the upcoming months...

My soul deeply appreciates the sacrifices each of you Supporters, Prayer Warriors and Donators.  Further, I marvel at the graciousness and goodness of your hearts. In 75 years I've never met such a loving, caring and supportive group. It is not possible to really express how much you are appreciated or how touched I am by your warmth. One day when Daniel walks free ~ it will be worth it all.

Any assistance can best be sent through PayPal's Send Money link. When PayPal asks for the email to which your donation is to be sent, simply type (copy and paste does not work) in either email address: 

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Each of these go into the identical same account for Daniel and his family's needs.  A shortcut to this is to simply click on the PayPal logo below:
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If you prefer to send your donation conventionally: Please use: USPS, UPS, FedEx, etc. ~ then send it to:  Larry Smith  9208 NE Highway 99, Suite 107-165, Vancouver, WA 98665-8986.

This "suite" is simply a type of post office with a street address. Please note:  It is not possible for Daniel to have his own bank account while in prison ~ that's why, I his father, receive it for him. To be deposited for Daniel's and his family's use it needs to be made out to Larry Smith.

Humbled and Uplifted
Larry Smith
Daniel's Father

 

 

 

  

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